Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Urbanism of Democracy

Aseem Inam: How does one represent and symbolize the urbanism of democracy? I have long been interested in this question. My research on Town Hall at Säynätsalo by Alvar Aalto, the Finnish architect and urbanist, focuses on what forms the urbanism of democracy might take. The Town Hall derives its presence from a number of sources: its paradoxical domestic scale, it sensitive relationship to nature, in its extraordinary details, and its role in the surrounding urban context. Primarily, the Town Hall is a non-monumental monument.

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